A special traveling exhibit from the

Hometown Teams explores the way sports build and unite communities. The enthusiasm and dedication of fans, athletes, and coaches bonds us across time, cultures, generations, and geography.

The exhibit is travelling throughout Kentucky and will arrive in Hodgenville as the town celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2018.

The exhibit includes photographs, audio and video clips, and hands-on components. The exhibit features content developed by the Smithsonian—as well as jerseys, trophies, and sports memorabilia on temporary display from local sports enthusiasts, clubs, schools, and teams.

Share your story. The Lincoln Museum will accept items until December 23, 2017.



How You Can Participate.

If you have a passion for your Hometown Team, we’d love to hear from you.

You can display your sports memorabilia, submit photos, or share your story.

Download and complete this Temporary Loan Agreement.

Please bring a completed version with the items you would like to display during the exhibit’s stay in Hodgenville.

Email your stories and photos via email: lincolnmuseumky@gmail.com

About This Exhibit

The Lincoln Museum, in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institute and Kentucky Humanities, is proud to host this Museum on Main Street exhibit from January 13 to February 24, 2018.

Museum on Main Street is a partnership of the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Service and State Humanities Councils nationwide.

Museum on Main Street serves rural communities by circulating Smithsonian exhibitions that focus on broad topics of national history and culture.

Stories from the Exhibit

News: Smithsonian Exhibit celebrating sports coming to Hodgenville

Read all about Hometown Teams in The LaRue County Herald News! The LaRue County Herald News featured an article on the upcoming exhibit in its November 8, 2017 edition. Learn about how The Lincoln Museum was chosen to host the exhibit and how you can participate in this unique event. Links to the story are …


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